Melissa Culp


(813) 257-3294



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

GHS 439

Meet Melissa Culp

Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab Director and Professor of Instruction I in Nursing

Education: 2005 Pasco Hernando Community College, ASN
2012 University of South Florida, BSN
2014 University of South Florida, MSN/Ed.
2018 Samford University, DNP

Courses Taught: Foundations of Nursing
Fundamentals of Nursing Practice and Foundations of Clinical Judgement
Educational Role of the Nurse
Health Assessment
Medical Surgical Nursing 1 (Skills and Simulation)
Medical Surgical Nursing 2 (Simulation)
Nursing Skills Lab and Simulation
Patient Centered Care: Essentials of Nursing Practice (Designer)
Professional Communication Techniques

Career Specialties: Areas of academic interest focus on nursing skills and simulation, nursing education, professional communication methods, and healthcare business models and policies

Professional and Community Activities: Culp is currently publishing a continuing education module entitled "Professional Communication Techniques" with the Alabama Nursing Resource Center, a subsidiary of the Alabama Board of Nursing.

Honors and Awards: Faculty Award from the University of South Florida - Undergraduate Class of 2016
Professional Service Award from my peers at the University of South Florida 2016
Academic Honors:
Samford University Academic Achievement Award- 2018
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society - 2009 - present
Golden Key International Honor Society - 2010 - present
Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society - 2010 - present
Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society - 2009 – present
Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society - 1992 – present